Grateful Dead Live at RFK Stadium on 1973-06-10
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Beat It On Down The Line
Ramble On Rose
Wave That Flag
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
They Love Each Other
The Race Is On
Playing In The Band
Eyes Of The World ->
Here Comes Sunshine
Around And Around
Dark Star ->
He's Gone ->
Wharf Rat ->
It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
That's All Right, Mama
The Promised Land
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Not Fade Away
Johnny B. Goode
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|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Ramble On Rose|
|Wave That Flag|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Box Of Rain|
|They Love Each Other|
|The Race Is On|
|Playin' In The Band|
|Eyes Of The World >|
|Here Comes Sunshine|
|Around And Around|
|Dark Star >|
|He's Gone >|
|Wharf Rat >|
|It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry|
|That's All Right, Mama|
|The Promised Land|
|Not Fade Away >|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >|
|Not Fade Away|
|Johnny B. Goode|
-- This show is complete
-- Most track changes are seemless
-- Patches are cross-faded
-- SBD patches have "concert hall" echo/delay effects applied
-- Playing in the Band --------- tape change dropout at 5:22, Gadsden-Miller patched until 6:23
-- Eyes of the World ----------- missing content until 14:35, Gadsden-Miller AUD patched
-- It Takes A Train to To Cry -- SBD patched due to tape damage, 1:42 to 1:47, 3:03 to 3:16
-- That's Alright Mama --------- SBD patched due to tape damage, 3:35 to 3:50, 5:56 to 8:58
-- GDTRFB ---------------------- tape change dropout at 4:37, SBD patched until 5:01
- 2008-04-01 23:43:10
- MAC > Nakamichi 550 > Lexicon Alpha > Samplitude > CD-Tag > FLAC
- Washington, DC
- Run time
- Taped by
- Monte Barry
- Transferred by
- Monte Barry
- RFK Stadium
Subject: Sweet Memories!
I'm a big fan of Birdsong, largely for the jams they did within it, and this one is the longest I know of...beautifully rendered. PITB follows to end the first set, and by this time it was completely dark...and we all got a mind-blowing surprise. Right when the final bars of Playin' started, the refrain, someone in the sound booth out in the audience set off some major fireworks. So, during the final chords of the song, we get this visual extravaganza, everybody with their heads tilted back, gazing up in major euphoria.
Even though a bit of the magic from how extremely tight they were is lost in these recordings (even the boards), it's still a great stream, especially Charlie's transfer. Buy yourself a really good desktop stereo if you haven't already, and enjoy!
Subject: Wish I was old enough
Subject: Monte's first tape
Subject: if you like the bass...
Subject: Very Dead
But no surprise there's a low spot in a 4-1/2 hour show.
Worth a listen & then some.
Subject: last of the best
We were let in early and found our way to the right front. There we set up camp - had a great time in the heat.
The Allman bros came out and did "One way out" as a sound check, then split. An hour later, out comes Wet Willy, uh, Sham-lam-a-ding-dong. people were throwing shit on the stage, they were so bad.
Allma bros come back. As they are tuning up, I throw a frizbee and it hooks back at the stage and cuts down Chuck Levell's beer all over him. Nice.
The Deads performance was straospheric!! I never heard them capture that sound from that nite ever again. For years I played the Ace version of PITB as it was the closest thing I had at the time of what they sorta sounded that nite.
Geez I miss Jerry!
The ride back to NYC was strangely quiet the next morning :~)
Subject: Simply the Best
I once told my wife, (who adores this Dark Star), that if I leave before her, to shoot me into Space with this Dark Star as my soundtrack!
Subject: Better than the soundboard
Subject: The X Factor On Tape
now, this source has turned my head right around. one can hear the sound swim around the bowl that is rfk (odd how that stadium often prompted GOOD sound out of the alembic wizards). the proto-wall of sound p.a. mix is sssoooooo much better than the board mix, genuinely atmospheric, echoing around the chambers of the venerated old stadium ghost. it's got soul, deep soul.
too bad that there is no way to adequately mix various sources to "capture" the live sound. in that sense, all dead tapes are a "guess you had to be there" experience in one shape or another. perhaps that's why i give this way more kudos than the board; it captures the atmospheric quality of their sound on this day.
yeah, there's fireworks, occasional chatter, unnecessary clapping, a nasty clip in morning dew (sigh), but all in all this is the superior source to my aging ears.
thanks for the timely-timeless effort monte. props to you for preserving history and brightening my understanding of a deservedly legendary show.
Subject: Sounds familiar
Did this source circulate? It would explain that oddly 'chewed' multi-gen tape I had many years ago. Sounded freakin' amazing at the time, the internet hast spoilt thine ears.
Subject: an Amazing Weekend full of sound candy
I hope you enjoy my tapes. I never taped a show before this weekend. Sat, June 9 was my 1st time. I must confess. With somewhere bet 60,000 and 100,000 music-lovers at these 2 shows with the Allman Bros and the Grateful Dead, I was having second thoughts about getting out of my comfy stadium seating with my taping gear. It was muggy, hot, easily 100 degrees on Saturday.
My friend Jay D'elia picked up on my anxiety. He came over and gently pulled on my arm, prompting me to get up from my seat. He led the way and guided me along, as he parted the infield crowd of thousands of dead-heads - just like Moses did in the biblical story. Once we found our FOB sweet spot, I was good-to-go from there. Same FOB on Sunday. All I can tell you is, this weekend was all about THE SOUND SYSTEM. Everything came together for all of us. The vibes were just right. The boys and the sound crew made history. The sound fidelity was the Grateful Dead and Sound Crew's equivalent of landing on the Moon. I thought the boys played quite well. GD was 8 hour show on Sunday. -- Monte
-- Sony TC 110 cassette deck
-- single-point stereo mic, hand-held on mic-stand shaft w/ arm raised up
-- FOB center infield, between sbd platform and stage platform
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